Global Goals for Sustainable Development

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Sarah’s blog 26/6/23

All of the projects that we help to support in rural northern Malawi have these end goals in mind. It is good to remind ourselves of these goals and regularly reflect on progress and next steps to achieving these goals.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests. THE 17 GOALS | Sustainable Development (un.org)

We are working hard to help feed hundreds of orphans and other vulnerable children, yet we cannot do it alone. We can only afford to run the feeding programme once a week….can you help us feed them more often to ensure that there is zero hunger? Currently, all children are malnourished and many have stunted growth. If you can spare £5 or £10 each month to help feed vulnerable children then please email us contact_us@changinglivesmalawi.com

Crops are being planted, supplementing the feeding programme but it’s not enough. Fruit tree saplings have been planted for future food and to provide a sustainable future for people and planet…. but we need to plant more. Four fruit tree saplings cost £10…will you help? contact_us@changinglivesmalawi.com

Bright Futures Secondary School is providing free education for those who need it. Secondary education is normally fee paying in Malawi so, without support, none of these young people would have the chance of a secondary education.

Because of the difficulties the students have faced, the poverty and lack of food, we don’t expect all of them to be able to pass their exams. However, just by being in school they will be more literate, numerate and have more opportunities than if they left school at the end of primary school. There will be less teenage pregnancies if young people are in school and less child marriages. Students at Bright Futures Secondary School receive a free lunch each day as well as uniform and school supplies.

Classrooms 1 and 2 were completed in November 2022. Now we are fundraising for classrooms 3 and 4. There will be a new intake of students in September so we certainly need one classroom, more latrines and more staff accommodation. Can you support quality education for some of the most vulnerable students in rural northern Malawi please? We would be so grateful for your help in giving these students a brighter future at Bright Futures Secondary School https://gofund.me/ece5753a

These vulnerable students deserve our help to have choices and chances to achieve for themselves and their community. Thanks for reading and supporting us, Sarah x

https://changinglivesmalawi.com/2023/04/27/bright-futures-secondary-school-phase-2/ https://changinglivesmalawi.com/2023/06/14/how-far-should-you-walk-for-lunch/

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